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Patient compliance and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in hypertension.
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PMID:  1691414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patient compliance is crucial to successful medical treatment. Many factors contribute to compliance, including age, sex, other sociodemographic factors, finances, intelligence, complexity of therapeutic regimen, and patient-physician rapport. Compliance is especially critical in medical conditions requiring prolonged therapy, such as hypertension. Historically, compliance among hypertensive patients has been alarmingly poor, with a 50% drop-off after 1 year and fewer than 20% still in therapy after 5 years. The use of enalapril, the long-acting angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor that allows for a once-daily regimen, has improved treatment success and compliance. This probably is due to the efficacy of the drug, coupled with a low incidence of side effects.
L I Juncos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology     Volume:  15 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0160-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-11     Completed Date:  1990-05-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902492     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Pharmacol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S22-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Cordoba School of Medicine, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Enalapril / therapeutic use*
Hypertension / drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance
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